Scheduling

Scheduling is not available for all subscriptions, so this section might be irrelevant for you.

You can schedule your content to only be shown in a certain period, on certain weekdays and/or between certain times. You can do this on two levels:

  1. within a channel you can schedule individual playlists
  2. within a playlist you can schedule individual pages

Scheduling Playlists

You can open the channel schedule by clicking on the channel and selecting "Edit" from the popup menu. You can drag a playlist directly into that channel. Or even easier: you can drag a playlist onto the channel icon and then the channel schedule will open automatically. By default, a playlist is set to run continuously. You can click on the pencil icon to change the playlist schedule type to "incidentally".

Channel schedule continuous

This is how the schedule it works: a continuously running playlist will always play in the specified date period. It is only interrupted by incidental playlists on given weekdays in given time slots. Take the example below:

Channel schedule continuous and incidental

This tells the channel to play "Playlist 1" continuously from April 3 until the end of time. It will only be interrupted by "Playlist 2" from April 5 through April 14 on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 12PM and 1PM. So, say "Playlist 2" is 5 minutes long, it will repeat playback 12 times on those days between 12PM and 1PM before returning to "Playlist 1".

If you schedule more than one playlist with the same schedule type in the same period and on the same time, then those playlists will play one after the other, looping back to the first one again. So in the above example that means that if you like to play "Playlist 2" and "Playlist 1" interchangeably in those incidental time slots, then you need to add "Playlist 1" again with the same schedule settings as "Playlist 2":

Channel schedule continuous and incidental simultaneously

The order in which playlists, that are scheduled in the same intervals, are played depends on their order in the channel schedule. You can change the order by dragging a playlist up or down.

Delete a playlist from the schedule by clicking on the trash can icon, or by simply dragging it out of the schedule.

Scheduling Properties

Property Explanation
Plays Should this playlist run continuously or incidentally?
From The date and time from which this playlist should be shown. Leave empty to set it to "from the beginning of time".
through The last day and time on which the playlist should be shown. Leave empty to set it to "until the end of time".
on weekdays (Only for type "incidentally") The only weekdays on which the playlist should be shown (those are the green boxes)
between (Only for type "incidentally") The time of day from which this playlist should be shown.
and (Only for type "incidentally") The time of day until which this playlist should be shown.

Scheduling Pages

Within a playlist, you can go one step further and that is to schedule individual pages. That means that you can control when a page within an active playlist should be shown or not. To configure this, click on a page in the playlist and select the gear icon. This opens a dialog box in which you can set the page to only show at specific moments in time by switching on the option "Limit the moments of playback of this page".

Page scheduling

The properties you can set are almost identical to those of playlists in a channel schedule.

Property Explanation
From The date and time from which this page should be eligible to be shown. Leave empty to set it to "from the beginning of time".
through The last day and time on which the page should be eligible to be shown. Leave empty to set it to "until the end of time".
on weekdays The only weekdays on which the page should be eligible to be shown (those are the green boxes)
between The time of day from which this page should be eligible to be shown.
and The time of day until which this page should be eligible to be shown.

When scheduled, you will see a clock icon on the page in the playlist. Hover over the icon to see the schedule details.

Page scheduling clock

Color Coding

Both playlists in a channel, and the clock icons on a scheduled page have a color coding that indicates their current schedule status.

Color Status
Green The playlist/page is currently eligible to be shown.
Orange The current time falls with the date range of the playlist/page schedule, but it does not fall on the right weekday or in the right time slot.
Black The playlist/page is only eligible to be shown in the future.
Grey The playlist/page was only eligible to be shown in the past.